"It is neither wealth nor splendor; but tranquillity and occupation which give happiness."
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"The ocean moans over dead men's bones."
"A body of water occupying about two-thirds of a world made for man, who has no gills."
"Praise the sea; on shore remain."
"He that will learn to pray, let him go to sea."
"The sea complains upon a thousand shores."
"The only cure for seasickness is to sit on the shady side of a church in the country."
"The ocean is a mighty harmonist."
"A supreme social challenge."
"No good opera plot can be sensible, for people do not sing when they are feeling sensible."
"The Opera is obviously the first draft of a fine spectacle; it suggests the idea of one."
"A Librettist is a mere drudge in the world of opera."
"Opera in English, is about as sensible as baseball in Italian."
"Going to the opera, like getting drunk, is a sin that carries its own punishment with it."
"How wonderful opera would be if there were no singers."
"A minor operation is one that is done on someone else"
"Public opinion is a second conscience."
"How much time he saves who does not look to see what his neighbor says or does or thinks."
"Where an opinion is general, it is usually correct."
"Every man has a right to be wrong in his opinions. But no man has a right to be wrong in his facts."
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